The phenomenal successes of Lupin, The Bureau and Call My Agent have proven that French-language series are very much in vogue at the moment.
And it doesn’t just tick the box of looking quintessentially French, either; it also promises to be the kind of thriller that sucks viewers in and holds them in a powerful vice-like grip until the credits roll on the final episode.
Intrigued? Here’s what you need to know about Liaison.
What’s the plot of Liaison?
“Liaison is a high-stakes, contemporary thriller exploring how the mistakes of our past have the potential to destroy our future,” reveals the thriller’s (oddly enigmatic) synopsis.
And, as if that weren’t enough to hook you in, it adds that “the series combines action with an unpredictable, multi-layered plot in which espionage and political intrigue play out against a story of passionate and enduring love.”
Who stars in Liaison?
As well as award-winning actor Eva Green (who has been snapped filming the series wearing a quintessentially French colour palette of – you guessed it – all black), the series boasts the talents of Small Axe’s Daniel Francis and Westworld’s Vincent Cassel.
Additional cast includes Peter Mullan, Gerard Lanvin, Stanislas Merhar, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Laetitia Eido, Eriq Ebouaney, Bukky Bukray, and Thierry Fremont.
Très bien casting, non?
Who is directing and writing Liaison?
Created and written by Spiral’s Virginie Brac, the series is being directed by Emmy winner and 24 alum Stephen Hopkins.
It will be co-produced by French outfit Newen’s Ringside Studios and Leonis Productions.
When can we watch Liaison?
Filming for the much-anticipated thriller series began last month, when Green was spotted performing in front of cameras near Tower Bridge in London.
It seems safe to assume, then, that Liaison will become available for streaming on AppleTV+ sometime in 2022. And you better believe that the platform will be making this a very big deal; after all, this is the first French and English language Apple Original.
Anyone else counting down the days already?
Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.